First woman to read news on BBC television dies at 93


The first woman to read the news on BBC television died after suffering a fall at home, an inquest heard.

Nancy Wiggingon, who was better known as Nan Winton, was described as a trailblazer who paved the way for female broadcasters to appear in front of the cameras.

In her retirement she lived alone in Bridport, Dorset, and was said to be a frail 93-year-old at the time she suffered the fall in May last year.

She was admitted to the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester on May 8 with a femur fracture.

But her condition worsened and she died three days later. Her cause of death was given as congestive heart failure, hypertension and frailty of old age.

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